Fight brewing over Ottawa green bins and banned coffee pods

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, March 23, 2018 A company that produces compostable coffee pods received a rude awakening last week after learning that Ottawa plans to keep banning the pods from city green bins.

“We were furious,” says John Pigott, chief executive officer of Club Coffee.

The city announced last week it has restructured its green-bin contract with Orgaworld to allow plastic bags and dog feces to be included in the organic waste Ottawans send to a plant in rural south Ottawa.

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